WINNER, BEST ANIMATION
2013 MELBOURNE INDEPENDENT FILMMAKERS FESTIVAL“The Chase” contains some 1400 still frames with short bursts of live video as it tells the story of a storm chase using toy cars, windup toys and cottonball clouds. The “set” was created on our pool table with maps and a green screen. I shot the images using a tripod and also a tabletop dolly, following a rough storyboard outline. And a piece of music by Kevin MacLeod set off the action perfectly.
This film won the best animation award at the 2013 Melbourne Independent Filmmakers Festival in Melbourne, Florida.
Chris Kridler is an award-winning writer, photographer and storm chaser who documents storms at SkyDiary.com and whose books, blog, video and photos are featured at ChrisKridler.com. As a journalist, she’s covered a variety of topics, from space to lifestyles, and was a longtime columnist for Florida Today. Chris’ photographs have appeared in several magazines and books, including the covers of The Journal of Meteorology, the book Winderful, and Wallace and Hobbs’ Atmospheric Science textbook. She was recently featured in Popular Photography. Her short film “Chasing Reality” won the best documentary award at the Melbourne Independent Filmmakers Festival in Florida in 2011; she won best animation in 2013 with “The Chase.” She has been interviewed in various media, from periodicals and TV shows to “American Variety Radio” on public radio. She is the author of Funnel Vision and Tornado Pinball, storm-chasing adventure novels known as the Storm Seekers series. Learn more